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January 30, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.31.11

Airbus lands a new customer.
Flyers Rights sinks its teeth into a new airline issue.
And union pilots for seven regionals form an alliance.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.31.11

Airbus lands a new customer.
Flyers Rights sinks its teeth into a new airline issue.
And union pilots for seven regionals form an alliance.


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ANN Special Feature: Demise of the 40-Hour Pilot - 01.31.11

CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves suggests that if we're serious about reducing the stubborn rate of fatal GA accidents, we'll face reality and change Part 61 to require more training for private

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First US-Trained Afghan Helicopter Pilots Begin Mi-17 Qualification Course

Hybrid Initial Training Course Allows Pilots To Be Aircraft Commanders

The first two Afghan air force helicopter pilots to complete basic pilot training in the U.S. recently began the initial Mi-17 qualification course meant to convert them into Mi-17 helicopter pilots at the Afghan air force base in Kabul.

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TUI Travel Buys Two New Airbus A330-300s

Brand New European Customer For The Wide-Body Airliners

The European travel group TUI Travel PLC, has become a new direct customer for Airbus, with an order for two A330-300 aircraft. 

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Keplar Looks Beyond Our Solar System For Potentially Habitable Planets

NASA To Announce New Planetary Discoveries Next Week

A news briefing with some of the nation's top planetary scientists will be held by NASA at 1300 EST on Wednesday, Feb. 2, for the purpose of announcing the Kepler mission's latest findings about planets outside our solar system.

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Need A Stereo Intercom -- To Go????

The DRE-205e Claims Hi-Fidelity Audio In A Portable Unit

For the aircraft renter who is looking for high-quality sound from their intercom, DRE Communications has released its DRE-205e. The unit is a complete redesign of the popular DRE model 201.

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Relief Flight Takes Medical Supplies To Ethiopia

Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Seattle Anesthesia Outreach Partner On Humanitarian Mission

For the second time in less than two months, a group made up of Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach (SAO) have partnered to deliver medical equipment to Black Lion Hospital, Ethiopia's largest medical facility.

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Brazil Certifies Bell 429 Helicopter

Deliveries Set To Begin This Year

The National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has awarded the Bell 429 helicopter Brazilian certification, the company announced Friday. This approval follows certification by the FAA, Transport Canada (TC) and the EASA.

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Heli-One Signs New Contracts In Brazil

Canadian Company Expanding Its Business In South America

Canadian helicopter maintenance company Heli-One has signed an agreement to provide new tip-to-tail power-by-the-hour (PBH) and upgrade services to a number of Brazilian offshore operators.

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Blow The Whistle, Get An Award

Air Traffic Controller Recognized For Disclosures At Detroit Metro Airport

Detroit Metro Airport air traffic controller Vincent Sugent has been given an award by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the agency which investigates whistle-blower allegations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.30.11): Feeder Bands

Feeder Bands In tropical parlance, the lines or bands of thunderstorms that spiral into and around the center of a tropical system. Also known as outer convective bands, a typical hurricane may have three or more of these bands. They occur in advance of the main rain shield and are usually 40 to 80 miles apart. In thunderstorm development, they are the lines or bands of low level clouds that move or feed into the updraft region of a thunderstorm.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.30.11)

Aero-Linx: 2011 Women in Aviation Conference Despite the unmistakable fact that I don't meet the gender specs one associates with the annual Women in Aviation Conference, this gathering has become one of my favorites, year after year. The positive vibe s incredible and Peggy Chabrian's staff has NEVER failed to host an event that inspires and enthuses all those who love aviation -- of ANY gender.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.30.11)

"Through collaborative efforts such as this, Boeing is able to help bring relief to people around the world. Black Lion Hospital provides free medical care to the poor and this equipment will improve capabilities there." Source: Liz Warman, director of Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship for the Northwest region commenting on the shipment of supplies that will prove vital when a group of 28 Seattle doctors, nurses and technicians travel to Ethiopia next month...

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